As parents, we will try to protect our children as much as we can and even internet is among of these.
The Tech giants have allied themselves to form a plan in taking down child sexual abuse online. Throughout 2016, 18 companies have gathered in the Technology coalition who pledged to support a mission called Project Protect. Companies who are involved in this mission include Amazon, Apple, Twitter, Facebook. Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat.
Imagine this scenario: Your family went on an outing for a few days. It may be camping or at the beach. And you are here, with the camera on you filled with happy memories with the family members, especially your cute little ones. You can’t almost withhold your excitement to share your experience with friends online. However, uploading memories might be an innocent move, but you might be uncomfortable when you truly understand that there might be a lurking predator that has been watching you online.
Following the scenario, the Project Protect aims to eradicate child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA) content appearing online.
What is the plan?
To give an overview, the Project Plan they are pursuing to take into action has five pillars:
- a focus on innovation in technology to detect and stop such content
- encouraging more collective action
- funding more independent research
- Increasing information sharing
- greater transparency and accountability
These five pillars will be the top priorities that reflect the mission’s view involved in developing fight, technological innovation and sharing best practices. They see this as a continuation to create the biggest impact on their work, seeking to prevent and eradicate CSEA.
For them to ensure their success in the next phase, they are currently focusing on putting in place the structure, membership models, and staffing needed to drive this strategic plan forward. Besides that, they will formalize their strategic partnerships, identify priority projects within each pillar, and outline the components of their annual progress report aligning to CSEA voluntary principles.
Source: Yahoo N